The Department of Periodontology at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, established in 1968, provides avenues for all round development through undergraduate and post graduate training, patient care and research. With separate undergraduate and postgraduate sections having well equipped modern dental chairs and advanced surgical equipment like piezo surgical unit, surgical microscope and a diode laser, the department emphasizes on quality and precision in the standard of care. Clinical skills training in non-surgical and preventive periodontal procedures and opportunities to learn and master a variety of periodontal surgical and implant procedures has been at the core of the department’s objectives. Basic, clinical and translational research under the guidance of experienced faculty has enabled students to opt for a career in research and academics.


Key features

  • The department follows health care practices as per the Environmental Policy 14001
  • Undergraduate students are trained with skills to render non-surgical and preventive periodontal procedures and are introduced to surgical periodontal procedures by observing and assisting as procedures are being performed
  • Postgraduate students are given opportunity to learn and master a variety of surgical clinical procedures
  • Hands on training in various implant systems and clinical exposure to use of lasers is being imparted as part of the curriculum.
  • Rural community camps provide students with an opportunity to be a part of public health programs.


Core competencies

  • Regenerative periodontal therapy
  • Periodontal plastic and aesthetic surgery
  • Local drug delivery
  • Research in Periodontal Medicine
  • Preventive periodontal care.


Department Library

An academic library is available within the department for both undergraduate and postgraduate learning.

Patient treatment area
Spacious, well maintained and equipped clinical facility for undergraduate, postgraduate and faculty for providing treatment for the community.


Preclinical Work
Simulatory pre-clinical exercises for undergraduate and postgraduate training.


The facilities available in the department include a Platelet Rich Fibrin centrifuge, a surgical microscope, a Piezo surgical unit, a diode laser unit, an electrocautery unit, and a radiovisiography. Various regenerative and esthetic therapies are performed.


Research & Publications

The area of research includes: • Periodontal microbiology • Biomarkers • Periodontal plastic surgery • Implantology